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THE 




AUDITOR'S REPORT 



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TOWN OF ANDOVER, 



FOR THE YEAR ENDING FEBRUARY 20, 1855. 



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BOSTON: 
STACY AND RICHARDSON, PRINTERS, 

No. 11 Milk Stbeet. 

1855. 




THE 



AUDITOR'S REPORT 



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TOWN OF ANDOVER, 



FOR THE YEAR ENDING FEBRUARY 20, 1855. 



BOSTON: 
STACY AND RICHARDSON, PRINTERS, 

No. 11 Milk Stbebt. 

1855. 



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TOWN OF ANDOVER. 



We, the undersigned, Auditors, chosen at the 
Annual Meeting in March, 1854, to examine the 
accounts of the Treasurer, Selectmen, Overseers of 
the Poor, and Trustees of the Punchard Free 
School Fund, having attended to their duty, here- 
with present their 

REPORT. 



The whole number of Orders drawn on the Treasurer, 
by the Selectmen and Overseers of the Poor, amount to the 



sum of 


$17,578 82 


namely: 




For Support of Public Schools, - 


$5,253 19 


" Building and Repairing School Houses, 


3,143 47 


" General Expenses, - - 


- 5,284 36 


Overseers of the Poor, - - - 


3,897 80 




$17,578 82 



LIABILITIES—ASSETS— TOWN DEBT. 

Liabilities of the Town, .... $9,560 11 
Assets, ....... 7^37 $q 

Town Debt, $2,022 15 



4 

SELECTMEN'S ACCOUNT. 





SUPPORT OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS. 




Name. 




Amount. 


Orders Drawn. 


Now Due. 


High School, 


$1,200 00 


$561 83 


$638 17 


Centre District, N. P. 


453 11 


429 18 


23 93 


Merrimack" 




670 60 


472 50 


198 10 


River 


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265 34 


138 75 


126 59 


Farnham 


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205 00 


156 94 


48 06 


Kimball 


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165 62 


151 00 


14 62 


Pond 


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160 00 


135 16 


24 84 


Centre 


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S. P. 


489 25 


488 61 


64 


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597 51 


398 75 


198 76 


Phillip 


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225 00 


117 12 


107 88 


Scotland 


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307 01 


180 35 


126 66 


Holt 


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335 00 


200 00 


135 00 


Centre 


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W. P. 


234 72 


174 12 


60 60 


Frye 


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577 62 


526 54 


51 08 


Osgood 


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287 56 


188 66 


98 90 


North 


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252 94 


214 00 


38 94 


*Abbott 


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170 00 


171 65 




Bailey 


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263 77 


164 52 


99 25 


Ballard Vale Dist., 


659 03 


383 51 


275 52 



$7,519 08 $5,253 19 $2,267 54 



BUILDING AND REPAIRING SCHOOL HOUSES. 

Name. Amount. Orders Drawn. Now Due. 



Village District, 


$820 48 


$820 48 




Osgood 


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74 04 , 


74 04 




Holt 


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11 20 




. $11 20 


Abbott 


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River 


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24 02 


7 50 


16 52 


Centre 


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S. P. 


15 70 


2 25 


13 45 


Phillips 


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7 63 




7 63 


Frye 


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1 50 




1 50 


Centre 


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N. P 


. 19 99 


16 65 


3 34 


Kimball 


a 




14 71 


2 83 


11 88 


fMerrimack Dist., 


505 43 


509 41 




Ballard * 


Tale Dist., 


2,442 20 


1,710 31 

$3,143 47 


731 89 




$3,937 26 


$797 77 


* 


Overdrawn, $1.65. 


t Overdrawn, $3.98 



GENERAL EXPENSES 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 

(Taxes worked by Highway Surveyor and re-assessed.) 

District No. 2, William Peters, $20 43 

8, Horace Mason, 6 69 

10, William Foster, 2T 22 

12, Levi Farnham, 3 54 

13, Benjamin* Stevens, 6 96 

14, Jacob L. Farnham, 7 93 
16, Jesse Kimball, 9 5Q 
IT, Willard Russell, 9 51 

18, Daniel Abbot, 79 90 

19, W. Phillips Foster, 42 75 

20, Henry E. Hayward, 54 07 

21, Stephen D. Abbot, 1 90 

22, Ebenezer Jenkins, 2 05 

23, Albert Bancroft, 20 26 

25, John Mason, 14 90 

26, John B. Jenkins, 2 62 

27, George Smith, ' 14 38 

28, E. Hussey, 8 39 

29, Isaac M. Hardy, 94 38 

30, Amos Abbot, 2d, 55 08 

31, Solomon Holt, 17 20 

32, Abel B. Walker, 3 16 



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John O. Dane, 20 96 



Jonathan Knowles, 1853, 12 88 

34, Samuel Bailey, 18 86 

35, William Bailey, 7 32 

36, Joseph Bailey, 20 74 

37, Rufus Bailey, 20 00 

38, Stephen Hardy, 31 00 

39, Timothy Abbot, 4 84 

40, Paul P. Pillsbury, 145 89 

41, J. C. Carlton, 95 64 

43, Ballard Holt, 32 64 

44, Willard Pike, Taxes for 1853, 15 95 

44, F. Symonds, Taxes for 1854, 125 28 

45, William Bell, 27 20 

46, Thomas B. Poor, 13 27 

$1,095 35 



REMOVING SNOW. 

1853-4. 

$12 85 

5 40 

17 20 

21 00 

27 05 

19 68 
17 75 

8 00 

11 00 
25 90 

12 50 

10 00 
44 6b 
17 88 
12 60 

3 50 

7 25 
5 00 

9 05 

14 10 

11 30 
1 00 

8 82 
7 50 
3 50 

20 00 
3 00 

3 40 

4 00 
17 00 

12 30 

9 85 
7 65 

16 00 

15 30 
7 60 

14 50 

20 00 

9 00 

16 75 

Amount carried forward, $510 83 



District No. 1, S. Furber, 


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" 2, William Peters, 


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" 3, Henry Osgood, 
" 4, S. M. Barker, 


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" 7, Charles Foster, 


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" 8, J. Prescott Foster, 


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« q $ William Johnson, Jr., 
y ' I William Foster, 




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" 10, William Foster, 


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" 11, Nathan Foster, 


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" 15, A. G. Rea, 


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" 16, Ephraim Lacy, 
" 17, George F. Ingalls, 
" 18, Ralph H. Chandler, 
" 19, John Abbot, 


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" 20, John H. Manning, 


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" 21, Nathan B. Abbot, 


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" 22, J. M. Abbot, 


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" 23 \ J° nas Holt, 1852, 
' ( Joseph Holt, Jr., 
" 24, F. Mason, 


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" 26, H. J. Gray, 
a 27 \ F - Symonds, 

' ( B. Rogers, 
" 28, Samuel Frye, 
" 29, Isaac M. Hardy, 
" 30, Joshua Chandler, 


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" 31, Hermon Phelps, 
« 32, Abel B. Walker, 


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" 33, Jonathan Knowles, 


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" 34, John F. Bailey, 
" 35, William Bailey, 


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" 36, Joseph Bailey, 
" 87, Nathan C. Abbot, 


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" 38, Stephen Hardy, 
" 39, Timothy Abbot, 
" 40, Jacob Dascomb, 



Amount brought forward, $510 83 

Dist. No. 41, S. M. Barker, 5 50 

42, George Boutwell, 7 00 

43, Ballard Holt, 9 25 
45, Joshua Moar, 7 00 



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$539 58 



OVERWORK BY SURVEYORS ON HIGHWAYS. 

District No. 35, William Bailey, 

" " 14, Jacob L. Farnham, 

" " 42, John Webster, 

" " 36, Joseph Bailey, 

" " 7, Isaac Stevens, 

" " 45, William Bell, 
Thos. Goodhue, repairing Bridge on Salem Turnpike, 

- $40 77 



$2 50 


9 52 


3 00 


6 50 


8 00 


8 25 


3 00 



SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS BY THE SELECT- 
MEN, FOR ROADS AND BRIDGES. 

Stephen Hardy, repairing Bridge near the house of 

David Abbott, $3 00 

Stephen Hardy, repairing Bridge near the house of 

Artemas Kendall, 4 50 

Albert Berry, labor on Salem Turnpike, 
Daniel Carlton, for repairs on Bridges, 
Jesse Kimball, repairing a Bridge near Collyer's 
William Long, labor on Roads, 
Putnam Curtis, relaying Bridge near the house of 

A. Bancroft, 
Isaac O Blunt, repairing Bridge in Ballard Vale, 
I. M. Hardy, . " " " Frye Village, 

William Chickering, widening Bridge on M. Road, 
C. C. Grant, labor on Roads and Bridges, 
J. P. Foster, labor on Roads near N. P. Meeting-house, 
Jasper Rea, labor on Road in District No. 15, 

$72 03 



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10 50 


4 00 


50 


7 00 


1 25 


2 50 


3 50 


5 25 


5 00 


10 00 



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NEW ROADS. 

J. H. Thornton, damage for land and fence to widen 

the Road in Ballard Vale, (1853,) 
Andrew Towne, for building wall near the house of 

Widow Simeon Foster, (1851,) 
Mehitable Barker, land damage for widening the 

Road leading by the house of Wm. Foster, 
Estate of E. F. Lovejoy, land damage for widening 

Ballard Vale Road, 
Wm. Abbott, for land damage for widening Ballard 

Vale Road, (1853,) 
Wm. Foster, balance of appropriation for the Road 

leading by his house, 
John Abbott, land damage for the Farwell Road, 
Isaac Johnson, land damage for widening Road near 

his house, 
Jesse Kimball, for fence and labor on the cross Road 

near his house, 
Joseph Averill, land damage and labor on above 

cross Road, 
Willard Russell, land damage and labor on above 

cross Road, 
Samuel S. Burr, land and fence damage for Ballard 

Vale Road, 



$14 16 


8 50 


6 73 


8 67 


3 72 


17 10 
50 51 


5 00 

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42 57 


38 35 


19 50 


4 04 



$218 85 



GRIST MILL CASE. 



John Smith and others, for cost of Court, $30 25 

Moody Bridges, services as Constable and cash 

advanced, 56 65 

A. A. Abbott, surveying Mill land and plan of the same, 3 00 

William Jenkins, services as Committee of the Town, 9 50 

Henry Osgood, " " " " 8 00 

Jedediah Burtt, " " " " 5 00 

Town Committee, cash paid Witnesses, 68 59 

Joseph F. Clark, professional services, 200 00 

Perry & Endicott, professional services, 175 00 

" " Ex. titles at the Registry of Deeds, 40 00 

" " Copies* 24 50 

" " Travelling expenses, 3 50 



$623 99 



1 50 
8 51 


51 27 

53 91 

3 17 



INCIDENTAL EXPENSES. 

Jonas Holt, for distributing envelopes at Town 

Meetings, $2 25 

Abraham Kimball, for distributing envelopes at Town 

Meeting, 1 50 

Henry G. Kimball, for distributing envelopes at Nov. 

Meeting, 
Postage, 

John D. Elagg, for printing Auditor's Reports, Town 
Meeting Warrants, &c, 
" " School Committee Reports, 

Thomas Groom, for Stationary, 
James Stevens, Treasurer, rent of North Parish Hall 

one year, 50 00 

Henry F. Barnard, rent of wareroom for Town 

Meetings, one year, 50 00 

Henry F. Barnard, for damage by change of Water 

course, 
Jesse Kimball, for guide post, 
G. W. Gould, for guide posts and boards, 
William Chickering, for guide posts and boards, 
District Attorney, cost of an indictment for neglect 

of High School, 
Abbot's Express, for freight. Copies of the Constitution. 
Theodore Warren, for damage to horse and waggon, 

by defect in the Highway near Isaac Stevens' 

house, 
E. L. Chapman, for damage to chaise, &c, 
Otis Bailey, for entertainment of Committee on the 

Air Line Road, 3 00 

Abraham Foster, for dinners for Selectmen and List 

checkers, November Meeting, 5 75 

An allowance to Great Pond owners for extra labor 

on the Highway near Isaac Stevens', 
Joseph F. Allen, for making return of 42 deaths, 
William Bell, for making return of 11 deaths, 
Robert Callihan, for making return of 46 deaths, 
Hermon Phelps, for making return of 26 deaths, 
Moses Foster, Jr., for recording Marriages, Births, 
and Deaths, — recording and mak- 
ing return of Militia Soldiers, 
" " " Cash advanced for Blank Books, 
" " " Professional advice, 

$480 28 



40 00 
1 00 
6 26 
4 00 


17 48 

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8 00 
10 20 



20 00 


4 20 


1 10 


4 60 


2 60 


63 75 


7 73 


8 00 



10 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

B. M. Hodges, for horses at two Fires, 

M. H. Purcell, for washers, 

George French, for straps, &c., 

H. Burt, for repairs, &c, 

J. C. Morse, for labor on Engine No. 1, 

White & Hodges, for oil for Engine No. 2, 

J. P. Foster, for horses at two Fires, 

W. Pike, for alcohol for Engine No. 1, 

J. P. Foster for horses at a Fire, 

John Adams, for labor on Engine No. 2, 

Annual pay of Members of Cochickewick Engine Co. 

Annual pay of Members of Shawshine Engine Co., 

W. Stevens, for refreshments for Fire Department, 

Warren Stevens, for cash paid for labor, 

Hunneman & Co., for couplings, 

John Adams for labor on Engine No. 2, 

John Foster, for oil, &c, for Engine No. 2, 

J. C. Morse, for labor on Engine No. 1, 

G. Bradley, for apparatus for Engine in M. F. Dist., 

G. French, for apparatus for Engine in M. F. Dist., 

Joseph Richardson, for wood furnished Engine Co., 

S. C. Parker, for expenses incurred for Engine No. 

J. E. Abbot, for freight on Engine Hose to and 

from Boston, 
Willard Pike, expenses of Fire Department, 
Hunneman & Co., for repairs on Engine No. 1, 



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204 00 


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23 50 



$470 48 



ABATEMENT OF TAXES. 

T. C. Williams, over-Tax in 1853, 
Lucretia Richardson, over-Tax in 1853, 
Daniel Mahoney, " " 1853-4, 

William Perrin, " « " 

Theodore Barnard, " " " 

Jeremiah Kittredge, " " " 

Jonas Holt, collector, 
Moody Bridges, " 
Herman Phelps, " 
Daniel Saunders and Heirs of John Tenney, 



$3 38 


18 54 


1 50 


2 11 


2 47 


2 53 


43 92 


75 08 


88 03 


6 80 



$244 36 



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REMITTANCE OF TAXES. 

Moody Bridges, collector, North Dist., N. Parish, $144 87 

Charles Abbott, " - South Dist., " 22 36 

Jonas Holt, " South Parish, 155 10 

" " " Taxes for 1853, 15 5b 

Herman Phelps, " West Parish, 104 36 

Charles French, " for the year 1853, 20 84 

Charlotte Barker, Tax for the year 1853, 9 86 

C. P. Taylor, 6 71 

J. Mullen, 1 90 



$481 55 



schoo: 

Rev. Wm, B. Brown, for 
" Wm. T. Briggs, " 
" C. H. Pierce, " 
" Bailey Loring, " 

George Foster, Esq., " 


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$220 25 


SCHOOL BOOKS. 





M. Sands, for school books, $20 79 

John Foster, for school books, 17 58 



$38 37 



CONSTABLES' SERVICES. 

Charles Pray, for services rendered, $20 85 

Henry G. Kimball, Police expenses, 3 00 

$23 85 



COLLECTION OF TAXES. 

Moody Bridges, for collecting Taxes, $78 19 

Charles Abbott, " " " 43 40 

Jonas Holt, " " " 116 22 

Herman Phelps, " " " 100 84 

$333 65 



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SELECTMEN, ASSESSORS, AND OVERSEERS OF 
THE POOR. 



George Foster, 


$92 75 


Daniel Carlton, 


73 25 


Joseph Shattuck, 


107 50 


S. K. Johnson, 


95 00 


A. A. Abbot, 


77 50 




$446 00 


RECAPITULATION. 




Highways and Bridges, 


$1,095 35 


Removing Snow, 


539 58 


Over Work by Surveyors on Highways, 


40 77 


Special Appropriations by the Selectmen, for Roads 


and Bridges, 


72 03 


New Roads, 


218 85 


Grist Mill Case, 


623 99 


Incidental Expenses, 


430 28 


Fire Department, 


470 48 


Abatement of Taxes, 


244 36 


Remittance of Taxes, 


481 55 


School Committee, 


220 25 


School Books, 


38 37 


Constables' Services, 


23 85 


Collection of Taxes, 


338 65 


Selectmen, Assessors, and Overseers of the Poor, 


446 00 



$5,284 36 



13 



OVERSEERS OF THE POOR. 



RELIEF OUT OF THE ALMSHOUSE. 


Tryphena Beverly, 


$4 50 


Timothy Frye, 


38 57 


Wife of Nathaniel Shattuck, 


10 00 


Robert C. Hackett, 


82 40 


Henry Hovey, 


26 00 


Mary Hovey, 


12 50 


Rose Coburn, 


23 35 


Rebecca Shattuck, 


26 00 


Mary Robinson, 


2 00 


Solomon Wood, 


2 00 


Joseph Pace, 


12 93 


Elijah Long, 


9 03 


Chloe Frye, 


24 00 


Wife of Benjamin Whitcomb, 


24 93 


Diana Russell, 


23 00 


William Kimball, 


. 27 42 


Sarah Smith, (Bonded Pauper,) 


4 00 


Dorcas and Ann Jones, 


24 00 




$376 63 


FUNERAL EXPENSES. 




Wife and child of L. S. Bennett, 


$5 50 


Mrs. Magney, 


2 25 


R. E. Goodhue, 


3 75 


Child of Olive Green, 


3 25 


A child, 


2 00 


Children of J. W. Richardson, 


5 00 


Joseph Pace, 


3 50 


Coffins, &c, per Herman Abbott, Jr.'s bill, 


22 25 



$47 50 



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MEDICAL ATTENDANCE. 

Doct. W. H. Kimball, (House Physician,) $43 75 

" Stephen Tracy, for services, 33 25 

" Dana, (case of small pox,) 5 00 

" Tewksbury, (family of J. Pace,) 15 00 

$97 00 



CHARGEABLE TO CITIES AND TOWNS. 

City of S^lem, Betsey Cullington & Priscilla Swan, 

City of Lawrence, Amos Pace, 

Wilmington, W. B. Himnan's family, 

East Hampton, A. O. Clapp, paid Lunatic Hospital, 



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708 43 



$737 08 



STATE PAUPERS. 

Margaret C. Keep, for Wood in 1853, 
McMullen, " " 

Magaret Mcintosh, for supplies, 
Andrew Patrick, " " 
Patrick McCarty 



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$24 76 



INCIDENTAL EXPENSES, 



John Tuck, for whitewashing at Almshouse, $10 00 

Russell & Thompson, labor and materials on Alms- 
house, 
Thomas Clark, labor and materials on Almshouse, 
City of Lawrence, Tax for 1854, 
Carleton & Derby, for Grass Seed, 
John E. Putney, for commitment, 
Seaver Pray, " " 

J.F.Allen, " 

H. G. Kimball, " " 

$135 25 



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PAID TO CITIES AND TOWNS. 

State Lunatic Hospital, for J. C. Goldsmith, 
City of Lowell, for Charlotte Lovejoy and family, 
City of Boston, for support of Pauper, 
West Newbury, for supplies of wife of N. Shattuck, 
Middletown, for support of Hannah Peters, 
Harvard, for Board and moving W. W. Abbott, 
Ipswich House Cor., board for J. A. and others, 



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$193 44 



EXPENSES OF ALMSHOUSE. 

William G-. Reed, sundries, $12 69 

S. C. Frye, boots and shoes, 45 12 

Josiah M. Abbott, for meat, 54 34 
Jesse Stevens, for labor on Town Farm in 1853 *-4, 165 00 

M. J. Stevens, for services on " " " 150 00 

M. J. Stevens, for furniture for houses, 4 75 

S. P. Holt, sundries, 53 34 

Charles C. Grant, sundries, 201 42 

Arno Ellis, " 51 50 

Batchelder, Mann, & Co., sundries, 81 66 

Earl & Worcester, " 221 75 

W. A. Brown, Jr., & Co., " 49 60 

C. G. McNeil, " 207 41 

Carleton & Derby, " 4 25 

Taylor & Carter, « " 18 33 

Thomas Holt, " 7 19 

Higgins & Abbott, " 214 11 

J. R. Pruden, " 23 25 

J. H. Chandler, " 83 74 

S. G. Valpy, " 100 35 

T. M. Richardson, " 13 50 

W. Fletcher & Co., " 123 75 

Hay ward, French & Fuller, " 44 95 

Tower, Davis & Co., " 42 00 

W. Johnson, " 4 50 

C. L. Mather, " 21 60 

J. W. Carter & Brother, " 12 04 
Daniel Carlton, expense to Atkinson to purchase a cow, 1 50 



Amount carried forward. 



$2,013 64 



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Amount brought forward, 


$2 


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Bailey Knight, for cow, 




37 50 


Henry Farrell, " " 




30 00 


John Hunt, " " 




18 00 


Solomon Holt, " " 




25 00 


Charles Copp, Labor on Farm, 




136 00 


Ann Farmer, Labor in House, 




26 00 




$2 


,286 14 



RECAPITULATION. 



Relief out of the Almshouse, 
Funeral Expenses, 
Medical Attendance, 
Chargeable to Cities and Towns, 
State Paupers, 
Incidental Expenses, 
Paid to Cities and Towns, 
Expenses of Almshouse, 



$376 


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737 


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24 


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135 


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193 44 


2,286 


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$3,897 80 



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SUPERINTENDENT'S ACCOUNT. 



Dr. 

Cash received for straw, 37.54, of M. J. Stevens, 

2.02, $39 56 

" " " Poultry and eggs, 6.58, hay, 23.12, 

soap grease, 16.94, 46 64 

" " ". Oats, peas, apples and vegetables, 29 08 
" " " Oxen, 143.50, calf, 5.50, hides, 

8.91, pig, 2.50, house rent, 5.00, 165 41 
" " " Labor, 67.79, Town maps and 

orders, 203.76, 271 55 

" " " Lodging prisoners, feeding cattle 

in Pound, &c, 15 51 

" " " Notes and Bills, 91 43 



$659 18 
Or. 

Cash paid for clothing and sheeting, 104.50, labor, 

65.50, medicine, 10.91, $180 91 

" corn and flour, 78.93, hard and wooden 

ware, 12.71, sundries, 66.87, 158 51 

" lime, 2.46, oil and vinegar, 10.33, 

school books, 1.25, 14 04 

" boots and shoes, 24.73, removing J. 

Parker to Hartford, Ct., 12.31, 37 04 

" repairing harness and pump, 4.01, 

leather and tools, 6.97, ice, 5.00, 15 98 
" car fare and ft., 9.78, trees, 4.00, 

blacksmithing, 5.69, 19 47 

" removing Paupers, 15.31, commitments 

to Almshouse, 4.00, 19 31 

Daniel Palmer, 2.13, Enoch Frye, 3d, 

2.18, S. P. Farnum, 75, 5 06 

Johnson & Carter, 5.29, E. Hussey, 8.66, 

J. Wilson, 75, S. P. Holt, 5.45, 20 15 

$470 7 



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Amount brought forward, $470 47 

Cash paid John Farnum, 7.37, Jonas Holt, 5.00, 
Henry Studley, 24.50, 
" " W. G. Reed, 15.95, W. & J. Poor, 

8.47, J. Merrill, 8.43, 
" " Thomas Holt, 2.84, J. Kimball, 21.21, 

A. Putnam, 15.00, 
" " Abbott & Clement, 6.46, T. Richards, 
15.00, 
Notes and Bills on hand, 



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58 48 



$659 18 



19 



PTJNCHAED EEEE SCHOOL. 



To the Town of Andover : 

The undersigned, Trustees of the Punchard Free 
School, in compliance with the 5th Section of their Act of 
Incorporation, herewith render an account of the condition of 
the Fund and of the receipts and expenditures thereof, for 
the year ending February 1, 1855. 

Amount of Fund, as per report of last year, $54,381 61 
interest received since last Report, 3,177 00 

#57,558 61 
The expenditures are as follows, viz : 

Treasurer's salary for the year ending 

April, 1854, $100 00 

James K. Barker's bill for Surveys, 12 50 

Joshua Ballard, Jr., for Real Estate, 348 72 

Joshua Ballard, Sen., bill for removing 

fences, trees, &c, and damage, 61 54 — 522 76 



Balance, • $57,035 85 

There is now invested of the above, in mortgages, 
of Real Estate, and other valid securities, 
bearing interest, the sum of $55,650 00 

The balance, of thirteen hundred and eighty-five 
and -j 8 ^ Dollars is deposited to their credit 
in the Andover Bank, 1,385 85 



$57,035 85 
Respectfully submitted, 

SAMUEL FULLER. 
C. H. PEIROE, 
JOSEPH SHATTUCK, 
N. W. HAZEN, 
MOSES FOSTER, Jr., 
NATHAN FRYE, 
JACOB CHICKERING. 

. * There are instalments of interest due, and unpaid, amounting to the 
sum of $292.50 



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TREASURER'S ACCOUNT. 



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For cash paid on Orders of the Selectmen, $14,038 97 
" " " on Orders of the Overseers of the 

Poor, 3,902 77 

" « " State Tax of Andover for 1854, 1,611 00 

" " « Notes to Andover Bank, ' 4,600 00 

Jedediah Burtt, Note and Interest, 518 25 

S. G. Valpey, " " 114 20 

Elizabeth Lewis, in part for Note, 50 00 
Martha J. Prince, in full for Note 
described in Bond of indemnity of 

1852, 205 00 
" " " Sundry Persons for Interest on Town 

debt, 138 70 

" " " Andover Bank, " " 55 50 

" " " Trustees of Punchard Free School, Int., 60 00 

" " " Selectmen and Auditors, 26 00 

" " " Treasurer for services, 50 00 

Balance due for Taxes assessed 1854 : 

Herman Phelps, Collector, 
Charles Abbott, " 
Moody Bridges, " 
Jonas Holt, " 

Cash on hand, deposited in Andover Bank, 



$888 


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265 


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291 


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Moody Bridges, Collector, 
Jonas Holt, " 

Charles French, " 



Or. 

By cash on hand in Treasury, Feb. 17, 1854, $4,607 89 

By balance of Taxes assessed 1853 : 

$324 96 
545 27 
1,317 22— 

2,187 45 
By cash rec'd of Timothy Farnum, Poll Tax, 1853, 1 50 
" Charles Copp, " « " 1 50 

" The State for burial expense of 

Allen Chaffer, 5 00 

" City of Newburyport for support 

of C. Gordon, in 1853, 6 00 

" Moses J. Stevens, for Town Map, 3 55 
" George Foster, Esq., for School books, 7 22 
" John K. Shattuck, in part for his 

Note, 10 00 

" Massachusetts School Fund, 339 36 

" Of the State for support of Paupers 

to Nov. 1, 1853, 233 30 

" Sundry persons, on Loan, 1,895 00 

" AndoverBank, " " 4,300 00 

Received by Assessors' Order, for Taxes assessed 1854 : 
Herman Phelps, Collector, $6,464 23 



Charles Abbott, 
Moody Bridges, 
Jonas Holt, 



2,170 31 
4,101 79 
5,831 54— 



18,567 87 



$32,165 64 



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LIABILITIES OF THE TOWN. 



Due the Public Schools, School money, $2,267 54 

" School District, School House money, 797 77 

Daniel Abbott, Note dated April 1, 1850, 275 00 

North Parish R. Society, Note dated Sept. 2, 1850, 500 00 
Mehitable Barker, " " April 30, 1853, 325 00 

Joshua Ballard, " " May 4, 1853, 100 00 

Elizabeth Lewis, " " June 1, 1853, 50 00 

Joshua Ballard, " " Jan. 4, 1854, 100 00 

Trustees Punchard Free School, Note dated Jan. 

5, 1854, 1,000 00 

Joseph Rice, Note dated April 11, 1854, 500 00 

Sarah Abbott, " " May 1, 1854, 350 00 

Daniel Carlton, " " May 5, 1854, 350 00 

Nathan F. Abbott, Note dated June 5, 1854, 150 00 

Daniel Carlton, Guardian, Note dated June 17, 

1854, 440 00 

Daniel Carlton, Note dated June 17, 1854, 100 00 

Sarah Abbott, " " June 24, 1854, 60 00 

Joseph Rice, " " July 3, 1854, 105 00 

Jedediah Burtt, " " July 25, 1854, 250 00 

Susanna Johnson, Note dated Aug. 1, 1854, 500 00 

*Andover Bank, " " Jan. 1, 1855, 1,300 00 

Outstanding Orders, 39 80 

$9,560 11 

* This Note has been paid since the Books were closed. 



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ASSETS OF THE TOWN. 



Balance of uncollected Taxes, assessed in 1854. 
Moody Bridges, collected $265 68 

Charles Abbott, " 262 31 

Jonas Holt, " 291 08 

Herman Phelps, " 888 95— 

$1,708 02 
Town of East Hampton, 708 43 

« a Wilmington, 
City of Lawrence, 
" " Salem, 
Merrimack Dist, School House money overdrawn, 
Abbott " School money overdrawn, . 

Cash on hand, deposited in Andover Bank, 



Balance of Debt against the Town, 



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The Auditors find that the sum of $844.98 has been paid 
by the Treasurer and Superintendent, for Town Expenses, 
not included in the Orders drawn by the Selectmen and 
Overseers of the Poor. And they would add, that they are 
dependant upon the Treasurer, personally, for a full list of 
Notes payable, owing to the manner which this account has 
been kept. We would respectfully suggest, that an improved 
system of keeping the Town accounts generally, should be 
adopted. 

WILLIAM JENKINS, ) 
WILLIAM PETERS, } Auditors. 
H. W. FRENCH, ) 



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APPENDIX. 



The whole amount of Assessors' Orders for Taxes 

for the year 1854, is $25,084 79 

namely: 

State Tax, $1,611 GO 

County Tax, 4,296 00 

School District Taxes, per Order, 1,917 79 

Public Schools, 5,700 00 

Highways, 3,500 00 

General Expenses, 8,060 00 

$25,084 79